Databarracks’ latest survey results show that 87% of UK companies expect some storage growth within the next 12 months with more than half of these companies expecting to store up to 50% more data than the amount stored in the previous year.
The annual Data Health Check survey completed by more than 1,000 companies of all sizes and across all sectors provides a comprehensive overview of data backup and recovery technologies and practices. The survey highlights trends in data backup, IT business continuity and IT Disaster Recovery technologies and their usage.
Surprisingly 90% of companies said they had confidence in their backup solutions, while at the same time 52% admitting to not taking backups offsite and also not encrypting backed up data. Of those companies that did take backups offsite, 36% of those across all industry sectors had tapes taken home by a member of staff. 8% of all companies surveyed still do not backup at all, a practice that is more familiar to small business which account for 73% of the overall number of companies with no backup solution in place.